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crazy question?

Post by Finnz922 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:13 pm

Has anybody tried to take guides off of rods and replace with lighter guides or micros? I have some TD-S, L&T, Iaconelli rods that have very large guides. I know that heating up graphite can have devastating affects but wondered if anyone has tried it with success.
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Rovic » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:19 pm

Yes it is done all the time. How else would you be able to replace a broken guide?
Heat the thread wrap with a lighter gently. Take a razor blade and laying it flat cut the threads ontop of the guide foot. Peel off the remaining threads and remove the remaining epoxy. You may need to use a very fine scotch brite pad to remove the epoxy. Work carefully as you dont want to mark up the finish nearby. Tape on new guide and rewarp .
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Mattman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:11 am

I rewrap rods on a fairly regular basis.

You need to go well over 200° to start to damage a blank and its pretty easy to not get to that point.
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Koldkut » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:22 am

The white 3m pads are great....throw a little heat at it, cut, peel the rest and I've used denatured alcohol and those white pads to get the remaining finish off, if it's absolutely necessary, a touch of acetone, but barely enough to get the job done.
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Finnz922 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:14 am

Are there any rod builders/repairers that are recommended for this? If so, who and how does one get in contact with one? Thanks.
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Mattman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:10 pm

Check www.tackleworks.org for local listings. Hopefully someone close is listed.

Bear in mind that a rewrap voids your factory warranty.
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Re: crazy question?

Post by vArm » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:41 pm

Mattman wrote:Check http://www.tackleworks.org for local listings. Hopefully someone close is listed....
Or you could just PM Mattman.
I had him re-wrap my 802 GLX with spiral wrapped micro guides for me. He made a good rod great!
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Re: crazy question?

Post by Tokugawa » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:01 pm

I fondled a 7'1" Steez Compile-X with micros on it. Completely different rod! =D>

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Re: crazy question?

Post by Finnz922 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:53 am

thanks guys
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